1. Lollapalooza Saturday: 10 Things Seen & Overheard

    August 08, 2010 12:24 PM EDT You already know about Green Day's epic fireworks shooting, cover-medley-rockin,' two-and-a-half-hour headlining set Saturday night (Aug. 7). But lots of other memorable things happened during on Lollapalooza 2010's second day. Here's 10 things that we saw and heard on the…

  2. Lollapalooza 2010: See This, Not That

    August 04, 2010 8:32 PM EDT It's what they call a good problem: too much at one festival going on at the same time. Some tough choices are in order. So if you're headed to the not-so-wilds of downtown Chicago's Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2010, we've got some advice on which path to take when…

  3. 10 Awesome & Awful Lollapalooza Moments

    August 04, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Since kicking off in 1991, Lollapalooza has had its fair share of ups and downs. With a comfortable residence in Chicago's Grant Park and an all-star 2010 lineup that includes Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, Lollapalooza is set to produce even more rock memories this year. Before…

  4. Nas And Damian Marley Light Up Brooklyn

    August 02, 2010 5:44 PM EDT "It's called 'Distant Relatives' because that's what we are! This isn't a concert, it's a family affair!" Nas announced onstage at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Waterfront on Saturday (July 31), referring to his collaborator and co-headliner Damian…

  5. Arcade Fire: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "It was such a blessing to really be able to achieve what we wanted to achieve and to be able to pay for it ourselves and do it ourselves," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler says, as the rollout for the band's third album, "The Suburbs," begins in advance of its Aug. 2…

  6. Lollapalooza: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 10:48 AM EDT Dates: Aug. 6-8 Headliners: Soundgarden , Green Day , Lady Gaga , others Venue: Grant Park, Chicago Ticket prices: $175-$215 (three days), $90 (single day) (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.lollapalooza.com Once the poster child for innovative touring festivals and, in its…

  7. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubbly" began a 19-week reign, the longest…

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Gaga, Reba, Muse

    January 06, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'MONSTER' SMASH: "I'm so happy I could die." Such is Lady Gaga 's exuberance upon learning that, with a 2-1 lift for "Bad Romance" on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, she becomes the first artist in the survey's 17-year history to…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry since Lady Gaga , who led with "Just…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blog of the survey, the way you might've…

  12. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Green Day, Bob Dylan

    June 03, 2009 11:32 AM EDT K'JON'S 'OCEAN'-FRONT PROPERTY: Detroit native K'Jon earns his first No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "On the Ocean" sails 5-1. He is the first male to reach the summit with his first chart entry at the format since Noel Gourdin carried the…

  13. St. Vincent / May 21, 2009 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    May 22, 2009 4:44 PM EDT If you’ve never seen St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) perform live or given her albums a close listen, you might wonder how this lilting songstress has separated herself from all the other aspiring female singer-songwriters still looking for an audience. The difference is her deft navigation…

  14. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  15. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn't happen a whole lot where initially a song…

  16. Busta Rhymes Denied U.K. Entry For Benefit Show

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes was detained at London City Airport by immigration officials, ahead of his scheduled headline appearance at the first U.K. Orange RockCorps show at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow (Sept. 2 Busta Rhymes was detained at London City Airport by immigration officials, ahead of his…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  18. Lollapalooza 2008 Gets Underway In Chicago

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the Raconteurs, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Bloc Party, CSS and the Cool Kids setting the table for a sla Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the…

  19. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts with "I Kissed A Girl," which -…

  20. Sparks

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT I only agreed to do it because I thought it wouldn't happen. Twenty-one albums in 21 nights? More than 270 songs? Are you nuts? Sure, let's do it. As Christmas 2007 approached, "Sparks 21X21" was evol Cult rock act Sparks is in the midst of performing all 21 of its albums…

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